I’ve always been tanned most of the time in both SL and RL. But when my friend convinced me that I would look as good in paler skintone, I took the challenge and found Kian skin from Avi Glam. I got tone number 3. When I tried the demo, I was appalled by how pale the lightest skintone was. To be honest I nearly bought tone 4 instead because it looked semi tanned and it was just so me. But since I would do a playful costume photo with Miesa in near future, I eventually decided to get tone 3, which is between pale and semi tanned. It is the lightest skin that I ever had in Second Life. And since recently I’ve been taking so many pictures of my avi, having secondary skintone is pretty nice. I noticed the tanned Tableau Vivant skin that I have, could be a little too dark and blended with the background in certain dark windlights. So as much as I love my darker skin appliers, it’s always nice to have an option to get a total makeover and have entirely different look on SL.
I could finally wear the blonde hair I got from Damselfly gacha as well with lighter skin. Despite the major contour on the cheekbones (I swear I’d never thought I’d wear contouring even on SL) which at first made me hesitate to get this skin, I really like the eyebrows. They are thick and full, and trimmed enough. While trying the demo I didn’t notice it, but the subtle wrinkles on the forehead also bring realism to this skin. I guess smooth porcelain skin can look a bit not realistic and too doll like to my taste.
One thing I need to add is, this skin and at least this particular tone, isn’t meant to make my avi look so toned and buff because I can barely notice the packs unlike with some other skin appliers I had previously. Still, I like how the DC tattoo now looks more visible on this skin since it didn’t come with opacity options and it was almost not so clear on my other tanned skin. I suppose this skin is another nice skin for fantasy roleplay as well, which is another plus.
Body – TMP Deluxe Body
Head – TMP Deluxe Classic
Skin appliers – Avi Glam – Kian Skin Tone 3 for TMP
Eyes – Avi Glam – Blissful Eyes – Sapphire
Hair – Damselfly – Vincent – light blond HUD
Tattoo – DitaCouture – Tree of Life applier for TMP
Necklace – Rebellion – Moonwake Necklace
Watch – FLite – GQ Watch – gold
Bracelet – Cold Ash – Mesh Leather Bracelet